Sierra Designs Gnar Hoody Jacket
Price Paid: $180
Really nicely-made down sweater hoody! I would actually give it 4.5 stars.
800 fill down. It's amazing something this light provides so much warmth. Nice selection of pockets. Fit: I'm 5 10, 175 lb, and the size L fits me very well. A tiny bit on the roomy side, but that's the way I like it (in colder conditions I can layer it over a light fleece or expedition weight long underwear and extends its comfort range). Lots of nice features including thumb holes.
The only reason I am subtracting a half star is that the hood has no cinch cords of any kind. There's no way to adjust the fit of the hood. It's still a nice warm hood, but why they would choose to leave out this feature is beyond me.
Other than that, this is really a fantastic jacket. Super light weight. Compresses down to a tiny size.
Warmth-wise be aware that this is really a sweater-weight jacket. It's not a full-on winter down parka by any means. It is a thin layer of down (stitched through, no sophisticated baffling) in a very lightweight nylon shell.
It provides excellent warmth on cold summer nights in the high mountains; and can even be stretched to spring and fall. But when the temps dip below freezing, you'll want a thicker layer of down than this thing provides.
Still I highly recommend this sweater/hoody/jacket.
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The Sierra Designs Men's Gnar Hoody will keep you warm on cool nights or crisp days. This versatile coat with down insulation makes a great layering piece. Stylish and lightweight, grab the Sierra Designs Gnar Hoody for men as temperatures cool and fall creeps in.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The perfect go-to hoody for chilly Fall weather, this versatile jacket provides the comfort of down insulation. A great layering piece this stylish jacket is also comfortable just cruising around town.
- Rocky Mountain Trail refers to the men's version
Lightweight and compressible for easy packing, the down-filled Sierra Designs Gnar Hoodie jacket is perfect for cold-weather adventures when you need warmth that won't weigh you down. Premium 800-fill-power goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight. Durable ripstop nylon fabric stands up to wear and tear; soft polyester taffeta lining slides easily over base layers. Insulated hood features an elastic binding for a secure fit. Sierra Designs Gnar down hoodie jacket features an interior zip pocket, 2 interior drop-in pockets, a zippered chest pocket and zippered handwarmer pockets. Closeout.
- REI refers to the men's version
Skiing, strutting down the runway, or just kicking around town, the Sierra Designs Gnar Hooded Down Jacket lives up to its name. The durable nylon ripstop shell keeps feathers from escaping but breathes well so your body can regulate its temperature, and the super-high-quality 800 fill-power down insulation stays incredibly warm and packs away to a tiny ball in your pack.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version